Our People

Kenneth L. Pipkin, CFP

Senior Trust Officer 

Ken is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. with over 40 years of experience in wealth and investment management. He has a BA degree from Mercer University, a MBA from Georgia College. Ken focuses on long-term investment management, retirement and estate planning as well as trust administration.

Ken is a native of Waycross, GA and a former Marine pilot. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Brunswick and active in Ocean Lodge #214, F. & A.M. Ken and his wife, Mary, reside in Brunswick.

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Denis de St. Aubin

CEO, Old North State Trust, LLC

Denis founded the affiliate company to Canopy Trust, Old North State Trust, in 1994. Based in North Carolina, he motivates his team of financial professionals to exceed client expectations as a company standard. His successful business insight has established several companies, including Heritage Investments, Heritage Concrete Service Corporation, and Old North State Insurance. Denis attended High Point College and East Carolina University. He is a member of the Siler City Rotary Club and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Heritage Concrete Service Corporation and the NC Art Incubator.

Tanya Lewis

Administrative Assistant 

Tanya serves as a Trust Administrator for Old North State Trust, LLC. in the Lexington, North Carolina office.  Prior to joining Old North State Trust, LLC she worked for NewBridge Bank Wealth Management as an Administrative Assistant for over 19 years and Wachovia Bank as a Trust Assistant for 11 years.  Through her career Tanya has held key positions relating to the day to day activities of administering trust accounts.  She has also worked with estate administration and the preparation and filing of annual accountings for trust accounts.


Tanya serves as a Sunday School teacher and is a member of the Finance Committee at her church.  She also enjoys camping and spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

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